NZ Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3)


Description

Skilled people from the Electrotechnology , Radio Frequency Users and New Zealand Security industries have collaborated to design the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology Level 3 to ensure it’s fit for purpose.

There are 2 programmes to choose from and 2 strand options for each programme:

-the Electrotechnology programme, with an Installation or Service strand (see content attached)

-the Electronic Security programme, with an Installation or Service strand (see content attached)

Note: The course cost is $3,750 approximately (dependent on strand selected).

*Prices are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.

Standard Pricing

$3750.00


95 NZQA credits

Course Outline if you are aiming to join or already are part of the Radio Frequency Users Industry:

This course is for persons entering the electrotechnology industry as either an installer or a serviceperson and is an intermediate step to the Level 4 Customer Premises Systems qualification (with strands in: Structured Cabling, Control and Automation, Signal Reception and Distribution Systems or System Installation for Relocatable and/or Mobile Locations).

On completion learners will be able to install and maintain radio & data networks and systems or services and repair a range of user equipment at a non-complex level, both into fixed and mobile installations.

Learners who enrol in the Installation strand will be able to:

* Undertake the installation, maintenance, restoration, scoping and connectivity of efficient, reliable, and secure data and communication systems and hardware.

* Operate as technicians at intermediate level under indirect supervision.

 

Learners who enrol in the Service strand will be able to:

* Diagnose, repair and service a diverse range of equipment at a non-complex level and supervise electrical workers.

* They will also be able to undertake the EWRB examination to allow them to service mains powered equipment.

 

 

Course Outline if you are aiming or already are part of the Electrotechnology Industry:

This course is for learners wanting to enter the electrotechnology industry as either an installer or an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson.

On completion learners will be able to install and maintain networks and systems or service and repair a diverse range of end-user appliances, goods and/or equipment at a non-complex level.

Learners who enrol in the Installation strand will be able to:

* Undertake the installation, maintenance, restoration, scoping and connectivity of efficient, reliable, and secure data and communication systems and hardware.

* Maintain and repair a diverse range of extra low voltage electronic systems or equipment at a non-complex level.

* Operate as technicians at intermediate level under indirect supervision.

 

Learners who enrol in the Service strand will be able to:

* Diagnose, repair and service a diverse range of end-user appliances, and goods and/or equipment at a non-complex level and supervise electrical workers.

* They will also be able to undertake the EWRB examination.

Course Outline if you are aiming to join or are part of the Security Industry:

This course is for learners wanting to enter the electronic security industry as either an installer or a serviceperson and is an intermediate step towards the level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security.

On completion learners will be able to install and maintain data networks and security systems or service and repair security, access control & surveillance equipment & systems at a non-complex level.

Learners who enrol in the Installation strand will be able to:

* Undertake the installation, maintenance, restoration, scoping and connectivity of efficient, reliable, and secure security, access control & surveillance systems and hardware.

* Operate as technicians at intermediate level under indirect supervision.

 

Learners who enrol in the Service strand will be able to:

* Diagnose, repair and service security systems and equipment at a non-complex level and supervise electrical workers.

* They will also be able to undertake the EWRB EASQ examination.

How is this course delivered?

This course is flexible in delivery dependent on your employment status.

Currently employed Currently not employed
Theory: 11 online modules
On-job: learner will use naturally occurring evidence from the workplace (i.e. job cards, service report) verified by the supervisor or

manager.

Theory: 11 online modules
On-job: Block courses held at Shift E-tec Learning Centre in East Tamaki, Auckland

Part-time learning will approximately take 12 to 18 months

Full-time learning will approximately take 9 months

The full programme will approximately take 9 months
*You have up to 2 years to complete the program  

 

Workplace Verification

Businesses who employ a learner on this course may choose to manage their on-job practical work. Each piece of work needs to be verified by a Workplace Verifier. This person is someone within the business who has appropriate experience and can verify that the work being submitted is true, accurate, and performed by the learner. For the service strand, a current EWRB practising license, is also required.

The primary responsibility of a supervisor when supervising a trainee is to take all practicable steps to ensure that:

  • the work is carried out competently
  • while the work is being undertaken, appropriate safety measures are adopted
  • the completed work is performed in accordance with the requirements of the Electricity Act 1992 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 where appropriate

Shift E-tec is here to help

Shift E-tec is dedicated to helping each of their learners succeed. Every student can access the help of a tutor on Wednesdays from 1pm to 6pm in our East Tamaki Centre. Students can also contact their tutor over the phone or by email for assistance.

Qualification

Graduates of the Installation strand will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3).

Graduates of the Service strand will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) and be eligible to be registered and licensed as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect) (EAS endorsed).

Future pathways

Once you have successfully obtained your New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) there are many career pathways you can take:

  • NZC in Customer Premises Systems Level 4
  • NZC Electrical Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Installation and Servicing) Level 4
  • NZC Electronic Engineering Level 4
  • NZC Electronic Security Level 4

 

This course qualifies for the Government’s Fees Free policy or the student loan scheme. To find out if you qualify visit www.feesfree.govt.nz

Entry requirements:

NCEA Level 1:

  • 10 credits in Mathematics; and
  • 10 credits in English; and
  • 14 credits in General Science or Physics

Or equivalent qualification or experience.

English Language entry requirement:

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following website

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

 

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

Course Information and Dates

Availability: This course has flexible enrolment, you can start anytime.

Duration: Full-time learners will take approximately 9 months to complete.

Part-time learners will take approximately 12-18 months to complete.

For more information: Contact Carine Vaccari on carinev@shift.org.nz or 022 568 6671

Enrolment: All enrolments are processed through Shift E-tec on behalf of MIT. Please contact 0800 030 500 or admin@shift.org.nz

Upcoming changes to qualifications in Electrotechnology

We are excited to announce that new and improved Electrotechnology qualifications are being launched. We work with industries to make sure our qualifications provide employers and industries with the right skills.